February 26, 2021

Connor Langerman, soil sampling/crop scouting intern

Connor Langerman had such a positive experience as a MaxYield intern in the summer of 2016 that he chose to return for new learning opportunities.

“I really enjoyed my internship last year and saw how well MaxYield treats its interns,” said Langerman, 21, a senior at South Dakota State University who will earn his degree in ag systems technology in December 2017.

Langerman, who grew up in the Whittemore area, has expanded his knowledge and responsibilities as a second-year intern at MaxYield. “I have a lot more freedom to work independently.”

Q: What inspired you to study agriculture in college?

A: There are so many things you can do in agriculture, and there are lots of good jobs. It’s a growing field where the technology is constantly changing and advancing.

Q: What have you enjoyed about your MaxYield soil sampling/crop scouting internship?

A: I’ve been able to build on the skills I learned last summer and try new things like tissue sampling. The MaxYield team always takes the time to teach you and provides you with the tools you need to get the job done. I also like precision ag and making prescription maps. If you’re looking for a good internship, MaxYield is a great opportunity.

Q: How have you benefited by having Rodney Legleiter and Amanda Pederson as your mentors at MaxYield?

A: They are both experienced, well-educated agronomy specialists who care about helping you learn. Rodney is really flexible and fun to work with. Amanda is extremely knowledgeable and specializes in crop protection products. They both make sure I’m getting the experience I need to prepare for a career in ag.

Q: What are your career goals after graduation?

A:  I’d like to stay in northwest Iowa and become an agronomist or a precision ag specialist at an ag cooperative or an implement dealership.

Editor’s note: In his free time, Connor enjoys fishing, hunting, boating and camping. On June 10, 2017, he married his wife, Miranda, who’s an Algona native.

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